Barracuda Group has completed a £500,000 project to refurbish 18 of its pub gardens. Mark McQuater, the company’s chief executive, said: "There have been great advances in the quality of outdoor equipment available. After last year’s excellent summer we decided we needed to be taking full advantage of our outdoor areas. "Our scheme reflects changing customer lifestyles which demand that the kit we install is at least as clean, comfortable and modern as people would have in their own garden at home." Barracuda worked with Indigo Shading Solutions to invest in new furniture, decking, greenery, lighting and state-of-the-art patio heating, all topped off with branded umbrellas and canopies.